Region: Africa & Middle East

Israel issues highest fine for withholding information

Israel’s largest telecoms group has agreed to pay a record fine after admitting it failed to provide evidence to the country’s competition authority during an abuse of dominance probe.

04 May 2020

South African mobile operator agrees to lower data prices

One of South Africa’s largest mobile operators has agreed a set of commitments to address the antitrust authority’s concerns about the rising cost of data services in the country.

30 April 2020

Retailer cooperation probed in Israel

Israel’s Competition Authority is investigating whether a retail association and its members collaborated to determine rent payments and the firing of staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

28 April 2020

Tunisia increases sanctions for refusal to deal

Tunisia has added provisions to its competition law that increase the penalties for refusal to deal, in light of the covid-19 pandemic.

23 April 2020

South African tribunal orders enforcer to remedy Computicket complaint

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has ordered the country’s antitrust enforcer to “cure the defects” in an abuse of dominance complaint against Computicket and its parent company Shoprite Checkers.

07 April 2020

South African tribunal blocks Naspers acquisition

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has prohibited Naspers’ planned deal with WeBuyCars, upholding the national competition authority’s recommendation.

30 March 2020

SAA woes trigger antitrust settlement default

A British Airways franchise has vowed to “aggressively pursue” €47 million in damages it is owed by South African Airways under an abuse of dominance settlement, despite the latter’s entry into restructuring proceedings.

27 February 2020

South African tribunal issues interim measures in abuse case

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has imposed interim measures on an information and communications technology company, preventing it from bundling its software with its other services while the country’s antitrust enforcer conducts an abuse of dominance probe.

14 February 2020

South African enforcer refers terminal operator to tribunal

The Competition Commission of South Africa has referred a state-owned transport hub operator to the Competition Tribunal for allegedly abusing its dominant position by charging bus companies excessive prices.

12 February 2020

Morocco fines dominant telecom company €340 million

Morocco’s telecommunications regulator has fined the country’s largest operator 3.3 billion dirhams (€340 million) for abuse of dominance.

04 February 2020

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